Sunday, 25 January 2009

Blog candy alerts

  • Enfys is celebrating her blogoversary with blog candy until the 4th of Feb.
  • Brandin offers her new collection for scrapbooking until 5th or 6th of Feb.
  • Fiona is offering blog candy until the end of the first week in February
  • Jeannette offers you stamps of your choice in her blog candy until 6th of Feb.
  • Caryn offers you the candy shown on the pics on my side bar until 7th of Feb.
  • Sarah's blog candy is open until the 8th of Feb.
  • Sarah Bonsell gives away ornate stamps and paper until the 10th of Feb.
  • Carol is offering her blog candy also until the 8th. of Feb.
  • Irina is giving away some CHA candy until Feb. 9th
  • Emma 's blog candy runs until the 11th of Feb. which is her birthday
  • Sharon is offering Magnolia stamps as blog candy until 13th of Feb.
  • Dawny P. is celebrating her blogoversary with blog candy until 14th of Feb.
  • Kaboodle has blog candy open until 20th Feb.
  • Lyndsey Marie is also offering her big blog candy until the 20th of Feb.
  • Lorraine is giving away blog candy on her birthday, the 28th of February

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Birthday in Greece - One Stop Craft Challenge

This is my entry for the One Stop Craft Challenge. And I was lucky, the random number generator came up with my comment number... which means I can look forward to a lovely Jolly nations friendship stamp!

You can't see it very well on the photo - the buttons are decorated with a flower made from rice grains, painted with gold acrylic paint. The backing paper on the left hand side is a photo showing coins at the bottom of the Fontana di Trevi in Rome - I liked the way the water distorted their shapes.

Friday, 9 January 2009

Birthday card with foam embellishment

I made the main embellishment from a circular piece of foam. Another opportunity to use my new buttons! The blue satin round ribbon matches the colour of the middle one.

I punched the lacy border into a matted silver paper which resembles brushed aluminium.

The greeting is printed on the computer.
One day I thought it would be a good idea to just try out various fonts to create a collection of birthday sentiments. This gave me a nice stack in different colours to choose from.

Thursday, 8 January 2009

Flower made with knitting yarn

For this birthday card I recycled a postcard of a painting showing a cricket game. I toned the embellishments down in colour as it's more of a men's card. I used Fantasia Chunky knitting yarn to make the flower. Isn't the button cute - I love the stitching on it!

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Ice queen style

The image on my "season greetings" card reminds me of the ice queen in the Narnia story. I know she is a scary baddie but nevertheless I can identify a bit with the way she dresses in those blue, icey green and blueish grey colours, which is what I often choose for my clothes. And she wears the sort of dress that I think would look good on me, too. I hope the similarity ends here!

Sunday, 4 January 2009

One Stop Craft Challenge #10

This is my entry for Shelley's sketch challenge at the One Stop Craft blog:

Saturday, 3 January 2009

4 New Year's Eve Challenges

This is for challenge #1: Rings!

Challenge #2: Black & White with metallic embellishments

Challenge #3: New Year's resolution...

... to enter more challenges ... and to make use of the lovely buttons which were a birthday present. I kept my resolution - until now at least! Here is one example:

Challenge #4: Birthday card

Friday, 2 January 2009

One stop challenge

This week's One Stop Challenge is all about groups of three. I don't normally use this number much in my crafting - maybe I should start to? - Anyway, here is a rare example of an altered notebook where I actually did use it. There is a little odd story behind it: I set out to make a bereavement card. Then I was told that this did not look like it was ever going to become one - so I changed direction (for the better I think - I never enjoyed making a bereavement card for some reason...)

New year, new candy...

Happy New Year everybody!

Let's hope it will be a lucky one. I am going to test that right away, and so can you... because I have collected some new blog candy links for you:

  • Ewonne from Sweden is celebrating her blog hits with lovely candy (- 11th Jan)
  • Valentine ReMix stamps from the DoodleFactory (until January 6th)
  • Erin's blog candy (ends on January 8th)
  • Irina's birthday blog candy (until January 9th)
  • Tasha's birthday blog candy (until January 10th)
  • Rach's blog candy (ends January 10th)
  • Claire's 30th birthday blog candy (until January 13th)
  • Kath's blog candy fest (until January 10th)
  • Jude's birthday blog candy (until 12th Jan.)
  • Lorraine's blog candy (until Jan. 14th)
  • Michelleo's Valentine candy (until January 15th)
  • Karin's blog candy (until January 16th)
  • Carlz's blog candy (ends when her blog has 10.000 hits). She is also starting a challenge blog (from 8th January)
  • Lauren's blog candy (until 19th Jan.)
  • Leslie's blog candy ends on the 30th of January
  • Kim's blog candy (Jan. 31st)